Hey Jude! (Bet you never heard that one before! Ha ha)
Anyway, on to business.....................
Did some research, and found out that pets up to 80 lb are allowed. Also, the nearest grass area without crossing Michigan is Printer's Row. (too far to walk just for a quick relief). But Grant Park is only one block away!! Once you cross Michigan, which is what you wanted to avoid, you will have a great place to walk your dog!! In my research I also found out that many of the owners in the building have dogs, and that is the common place for walking your dog.
As for the building itself, it looks beautiful. Along with the views.
If you need any more help, or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you in any way I can.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Have a great day!
Century 21 McMullen, Chicago
My wife and I have lived in Lisle before. Beautiful town. We ended up moving to Oak Park, also a beautiful town. When out there, i honestly can't say i used the train much, other than a few times, as most of us Realtors need to drive clients around, etc.
Yes, to my knowledge, there is a wait on parking for the Metra station itself. As for the "7 year wait" I think that may be heresay - sounds a bit exaggerated - and I can neither confirm nor deny the wait time being that long. However, I know there are other parking options available in the immediate surrounding area of the station.
Would you be taking the train in the mornings or at night?
Give me call, and I'll be happy to discuss with you further.
Coldwell Banker Lincoln Park Plaza
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It depends on if you drive or take a train, and also you will get a lot more bells and whistles for your money in the suburbs. The taxes in Dupage county are considerably less than the city, property-wise and purchase-wise.. With Chicago trying to get the Olympics I have a lot of clients leaving the city because of the tremendous tax hikes to cover the costs of the Olympics. The suburbs also have more of a family setting if you have children, and better rated schools. Less crime too.... more
The average active listing price for 1 bedrooms under $500,000 is $324,054. The average sold price is $296,482.
It's possible to negotiate on anything, especially in this market.
It looks to me like the Terrazio is pretty well priced, with 2 bed, 2 bath units being sold for below the average one bedroom price in the South Loop. Keep in mind this location isn't as ideal as let's say, 1133 S. State, but for the price it may be worth it to you. Is there a specific price range you are looking in? Or, is it the location or a "good deal" you are after?
Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Depends where, depends upon the price.... but don't buy pre constructions not knowing what the future of real estate will be. Many have been burned buying pre constructions 2 years ago as an investment and losing money by trying to sell it now. Agnes... more
Some units face the railroad tracks (west) and take longer to sell. I had one of those listings. Also- it is a huge building so in a buyer's market- the buyer can really be picky about the unit they want to offer on... thus a longer market time for units that were initially overpriced.
Offer what you can afford and nothing more. Make sure it will appraise, or the comps justify the numbers.
The worst they can say is no.
There are so many condo deals in the marketplace, even within the loop right now, so the seller may take your offer.... more
I'm actually working right now with a client in the south loop who is looking at 1 bedrooms/1 baths, and I can tell you that, yes, it is possible. However, prices in the nearer south loop - where the 'action' is - do *start* at this price point and then quickly jump into the $220's and all the way up into the $300's, so there isn't too much inventory at the lower price point.
If you want to stay below $200, you would have to go far south loop, beyond Cermak, where things can start to get a little sketchy (though, the developments are definitely spreading that way and into Bronzeville, another "up and coming" area.
Hope that helps!... more
Properties in that area are pretty popular. With more construction going on, it's always hard to know what resale will be on certain properties. It partially depends on how long she'll hold onto it. Being that the location is very desirable, one would deduce that it should be no problem and that the property would continue to appreciate.
I am concerned about the assessment fees though. I find that to be very high and would definitely look closely at it in terms of how those things price out individually if she were paying them.
Please feel free to contact me if I can assist you as I do work in Chicago!
Cathi Weaver... more